"I want to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to tell him thank you for being an incredible performer,” she said. “I’ll take this award — bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category.”
Kelly also continued to defend Chris after receiving backlash for her comments online, saying he deserved grace. "Before we point fingers at anybody, we should realize how grateful we are for every moment that we get," she told TMZ. "For even our own things that we have, I think it's important to remember to be human, we are humans."
When asked if Chris should be forgiven for his past actions, Kelly said, "We all need to be forgiven for anything we could be doing, anything that we’re thinking. We all come up short in some sort of way. And grace is real. And we are humans, and everybody deserves grace. Period.”
"We love Chris," Jordin told TMZ of her "No Air" collaborator, agreeing with Kelly's previous comments about him. "He should have been there."
"It's about his talent," she continued. "They just shouldn't have canceled the performance."
She added, "I just think people deserve to be able to grow and learn and be able to live their life without things hanging over them. Everybody deserves that…him especially."
If you want, you can watch Jordin's interview here.
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